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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline, announce canvassing A coalition of community leaders are reminding Grand Rapidians to complete the 2020 census before its Sept. 30 deadline, with a new door-to-door push...

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2020 census enters home stretch with Grand Rapids' turnout goal still to be reached

by (Brett)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Just under six weeks remain to get counted in the 2020 census, after the U.S. Census Bureau shortened the deadline this month to September 30. That’s a month earlier than planned, as the deadline was originally October 31. Census officials...

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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

by (Brett)

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Three months into the once-a-decade effort to get American residents counted, Grand Rapids turnout is beating the national average and on track to beat its own final turnout 10 years before. “66 percent of Grand Rapids households already have...

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City Connection - Census coordinator Kathi Harris joins Mayor Bliss in-studio discussion

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in,...

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United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. The mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of $216,500. Because...

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial “citizenship question.” Advocates around the country and some states had challenged the decision to include the...

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Got questions? Get answers! WMGS Seminar features Curt B. Witcher

by (wmgs)

Submitted 09-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Western Michigan Genealogical Society (WMGS) announces its 2012 GotAncestors?! Annual Seminar entitled Got Questions? Get Answers!  The event is Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th at the Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids....

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In Anticipation of Tina Brown's GR Vacay...

by (Ruth)

Submitted 01-31-2011 under OPINION

All the heated responses to Newsweek last week got me thinking: what would Tina Brown see if she picked up the gauntlet we as a city threw down last week and actually visited Grand Rapids?  I tend more toward cynicism than blind optimism, so I...

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Online tools: Resources to create cool multimedia for The Rapidian

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: It's astonishing how easy it is to create interactive media with free tools right at your fingertips (literally)—that is, if you know where to look. We covered a couple tools in a previous editorial, but here are a few more...

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